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and i'm looking forward to working with you in the state house again and changing maryland for the better. >> i'm first generation in this country. my parents came over from ireland in the 1950s and they had nothing. my father had $10 in his pocket. got married at ages 24 and moved to maryland and lived there and started having a family. a working mother. we started going down the wrong path right away. we need to pull back on that and bob ehrlich is the right person, with his idea of taking back that sales tax increase, for making maryland open for business again, for putting marylanders back to work. >> o'malley's campaign released a statement welcoming her to the race. this election will ultimately be about which candidate puts the interest of maryland's working families ahead of special interest and who is on the side of working families. ehrlich will appear with kane this morning, then at 2:00 will visit a charter school together in baltimore. >>> george owings has withdrawn from the race because he is recovering from surgery. owings posted his announcement last night
said health care reform could save maryland millions. i am michael uczyner and the if health care reform costs us. next on fox 45 news at 10:00. >> beautiful cooditions out there today. around baltimore. plenty of sunsh >>well, you know thh saying, sleep tight do not let the bedbugs bite. in reality, bugs are biting big time. as kathleen cairns reports, the city's 311 center has been inundated with complaints. >> crime is not the only concern in cherry hill right now. >> because of the bugs. >> they are hard to see. >> if you are asleep. they bite you. >> it is a bed bug infestation, and she has the bites to prove it. >> i have had bites o my legs. >> last yeer baltimore city health officials had 83 complaints about bedbugs. so far this year, 446 complaints. >> but just in the past year alone, we have a six fold increase. >> hhalth department s not sure why there has been a spike in ú%dbugs. but. >> let's say you went on a business trip, come back and they come back in your suitcase, block. >> bugs are not just in a bed. >> it is impprtant to be mattrees, baseboards, sofas, pict
at national. 40, yes 48 in cumberland. 57 in winchester and hagerstown and 69 in southern maryland. locally we have 60s. mid-50s in montgomery county from gaithersburg to laytonsville to 62 in columbia. a great day. sunshine. still very comfortable. highs around 80. >>> good morning. happy thursday, everybody. i wish we had better news for folks in maryland. right now an accident at cherry hill road. between park drive. actually we are seeing live pictures that sky 9 is carrying, i believe that's one of the cars involved in the accident. this is cherry hill road. it was blocking all lanes for most of the morning and it is still blocked in college park. -- we are zooming in on the accident zone so avoid the area if you can right now. we have another crash to report on the inner loop at pennsylvania avenue. that's another one to look out for in maryland as well this morning. taking a live picture on 270. right now southbound as we move to our live camera, right now no big problems reported from father hurley to the split. a little volume between germantown and i-370. good morning, virginia. hope
and northeast now. most of us moving toward the northeast maryland area. from elkton down toward the eastern sections of the county. another batch toward the city now. much lighter down from jacksonville to the dundalk area. and another heavier area, from annapolis to southern maryland. that's where heavy activity is. you folks down there may see gusty winds. very, very heavy rain. and dangerous lightning as well in the next 30 to 40 minutes. bernadette has a look at rainfall coming this afternoon. >>> the biggest thing we've seen with this is the heaviest amount of rain. and in such a short period of time. >>> north of baltimore, 1.77 inches. tv hill, 1.62. crofton, over an inch. no -- millersville, just over an inch. and it was cutting into eastern parts of howard county to northern parts of anne arundel county. elsewhere, we see some rain, but not nearly these amounts. we'll have the forecast coming up. >> bernadette, thank you. >>> the storm has already knocked out power to more than 20,000 bge customers. wjz checked with bge just a few minutes ago. over 7900 customers are without power.
valley. 65 southern maryland. going up to 80 today. a gorgeous day ahead. >>> here's patranya bhoolsuwan with the first look at traffic. >> reporter: it is early in the morning and we already have a bad accident to tell you about at college park and cherry hill road. it is closed in both directions due to what appears to be a head-on collision. avoid that in college park if you can. >>> move to the outer and inner loop in maryland. right now we have construction on route 5 on the outer loop on route 23, there is something to watch for. look for the workers working  this morning. virginia i-66, good morning, moving to the city from 66 manassas from 495 looking good. beltway virginia from tysons corner to 270 and south of springfield no problems reported in both directions. and finally we move to 395. a live shot. there nice and quiet from duke to the 14th street bridge. that's a quick check on your commute. back to you. >>> today nine of the ten people accused of spying for russia are due in court. three are scheduled to make an appearance in a federal courtroom in alexandria, virginia
>>> breaking news from potomac, maryland. a faulty 96-inch water main at tuckerman lane and gainsboro road has forced wssc to impose mandatory water reductions -- restrictions. bruce leshan is in potomac with more information. what can you tell us? >> big hassle for the 1.8 million people who are served by the wssc, but the wssc is calling this is a huge success for new technology that they have been installing in the water pipes in the big water lines that run all over the two counties, montgomery and prince georges. you can see the folks behind us. those folks are checking now, just to try to figure out if they have the exact right location pin pointed. but what they heard last night was from this acoustic -- acoustic wire that is running through the pipes is seven pings, pop, pop, pop. and those pings are indications that the wire inside of the pipe, the concrete pipe through which the water travels, that the wires had broken. and once you start having that going on, there's a fear that the tube could actually break and then you could have a big problem like we had on
big story tonight at 11:00. day two of being left high and dry for nearly two million maryland residents. mandatory water bans still in effect tonight as emergency repairs continue on a faulty water main in potomac. fox 5's jennifer davis has those details. >> reporter: wssc says it will have people out here around the clockworking till this pipe is both drained and repaired but they say until that happens it is really important that customers out there restrict their water usage so that firefighters, hospitals and anyone would really need it is will have it. they say right now people are not cutting back enough. the problem is a weakened section of a 96-inch water main. they are asking all its customers to reduce their water usage by about a third t so far usessage has only declined less than 10%. the pool manager says they're doing their part. they held off filling the pool much longer than usual and wssc says everyone can do a little bit. >> no watering outside. no watering your lawns. don't wash your car. no topping off a swimming pool. inside your house folks can definitel
coast are in maryland today looking for new homes. oil disaster left people in the region without work. they have been forced to give up their pets. local animal shelters are at five times capacity. among the animals include three dogs dropped off at louisiana shelter by out of work fisherman. >> they are unseen victims of something like this. people can't care for them anymore. >> if you are interested in adopting any of the dogs they are going to three shelters in the region. >>> baltimore county agencies are getting ready for hurricane season now. today emergency managers took part in a multiagency response exercise to show hypothetical category two hurricane. in the past two years the county executive says the county responded quick all to the incidents from mother nature. that is no accident. >>> now at today's events smith presented executive citation to walmart for their partnership during the major watermain break in owens mills area. they donated 47,000 gallons of water to people during that incident. >>> weather wise today all quiet in maryland. different story in south texas
maryland. some heavy rain falling there. and some rain falling across the bay. we have plenty of clouds. here is a look at what we're seeing. 74 here in the district. 73 in baltimore. ocean city and 69 out to the west and the forecast. take the umbrella with you. we're likely to see showers and storms during the course of the day that will cap the temperatures a warm and humid day. that's colling up in a bit. >> let's look at traffic. julie? >>> good morning to you if you are headed to 123 before you reach that exit here at the germantown overpass, the accident activity here using the left lanes headed in the direction of the beltway. as you continue. clay delays are forming. traveling along 355355 open for business this morning and south of the beltway and 410. that's where we have a tree reported a a tree down at that location. that's a check of the on time traffic. >>> we have a developing story this morning, an autopsy to identify remains in a ditch. it happened along route 1. the call came in at 8:00 last night. a driver spotted what appeared to be a skull and other remains. at thi
states. now he's coming back to his maryland home. tonight, those who know him are speaking out. >>> hello everyone i'm vic carter. here's what people are up to tonight. it's believed to be the biggest spy swap with russia since the cold war. and a maryland man is in the center of it. the first time he's been back on american soil in more than a decade. new at 11:00, kelly mcpherson has the latest on a story that has captured international attention. >> reporter: some of the people who live in this cock y sville neighborhood knew that a former colonel from the isb and as the story broke, they were hoping to hear his name as one of those released. after serving seven years of an 18 year sentence in russia, alexander saparosky is coming back to this neighborhood. >> i consider him to be more of an american hero than a spy sort to speak. >> reporter: many marylanders know the story how the -- how he turned in hanson. >> i consider him to be more of a hero. >> reporter: the cia and russian intelligence broker the tarmac during a time when the two countries are mending relations. >>
in our direction. we've got two systems from opposite sides that will merge right here across maryland. that will spell out hefty rains tonight and tomorrow. we begin to see the chance of showers and storms popping up going for the two degree guaranteed high of 92. the showers and storms that start to develop this evening become more widespread tomorrow. more on that coming up. right now, 5:10. here's kim brown. >>> we have police activity in ferndale. also some water main break issues persisting in baltimore city. westbound pulaski highway continues to be closed. they are still working on the water main break repair. not affecting your drive time so far. no problems southbound. 95 southbound running well three minutes from the beltway to the split. now only five minutes from the split right now. as we look around the area, traffic moving very well at sandy point. you won't find any problems headed towards 495 and 95. megan and jamie, back to you. >>> all right. the latest now on the oil spill in the gulf of mexico. a blimp owned by a company here in maryland will fly over the area s
of maryland on the outer loop from 95 to georgia seeing more head lights. many are more people on the roadways but no complaints from 95 to georgia. route 4, route 5 and 301, right now still quiet out there on the maps. not picking up anything out of the ordinary. as we move to virginia, though and checking out how things are on 395, nice and quiet from duke all the way to the 14th street bridge. >>> marc managers have scheduled a second straight meeting with commuters at union station. they are trying to reassure train riders that steps are being taken after several missteps in the last ten days. kristin fisher is live at union station with more. good morning. >> there were actually two big marc meetings here in washington yesterday. one was a meet the marc managers event held here at union station for all marc rider and the other was an emergency meeting of the marc riders a advisory council to address the problems that have been taking place on the penn line over the past two weeks -- weeks. ten days ago, almost 1,000 passengers on a northbound penn line train were stranded on the tracks fo
controversy. >> tte next lieutenant governor for the state of maryland. >> bob ehrlich introduces his running mate mary kahne to baltimore. >> i am excited about a woman being lieutenant governor. >> who needs a mama grizzly. >> mary kahneea republican under ehrllch, for 11 months. ú%rnging experience, in goverrment, and the private seetor toothe table. >> we need to encourage to grow in maryland. >> kahne is also married to john kahne. a former g.o.p. ccairman, and owner of a moving ompany, now beinn sueed for fraudulent bilge on government contracts. >> in a way, i wonder whetherúú. >> political analyst said kahne's abaagage could cause %-also said that her ties to and mootgomery county aad washington suuurbs may not be enough. >> these days, thh temperament are against all pprties. both he parties. and it might have been better if %-so clearly identifyed with the party. >> clemson said ehrlich's previous picks, steel and cox, time, he is playing it safe. >> given the ratio between ú%mocratic and republican voters in maayland. i don't think a he republican can win ii he played it right
if there was a return date on the airline ticket mary purchased for a trip from florida to maryland. they also want to know about any aberration on the number of calls she made to the family home and wanted to know what degree ronald kuntz had in psychology. twice, and jurors in the mary kuntz murder trial in sent questions to the judge. the 60-year-old woman is charged with the june 2009 murder of her estranged husband and the attempted murder of the couple's daughter, kelsey. 66-year-old ronald kuntz was shut -- was shot multiple times at his home. jurors asked for detailed definition of what they call conscious intent. the judge said out of an abundance of caution he gave them the definition of proof of intent. -jurors ask who pays for her psychiatric care if she goes to a mental institution. >> the defense objected to the proof of intent instruction by the judge, saying it was not clear exactly where the jury was in its deliberations. barry simms, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police have identified a man whose body was found outside of northwest baltimore home. a concerned resident called police after f
from the postal service. a simpler way to ship. >>> now, good morning maryland. >> 6:39. trying to hit this one out of the park. a full home run of sorts for weather. great day today. we've got sunshine starting at 62 degrees. some 50s outside the beltway. we are going for a high near 80 this afternoon. you can follow that in the wakeup window and see great weather continuing. more on that coming up in a pinch. right now, here is kim brown with traffic. >> we have the continuation of that home run for traffic as well. we don't have any accidents, just a little bit of slowing and that's going to slow until security. still looking good around 695. a little bit of building volume on the northwest side as well. we'll have a complete report. megan and jamie, back to you. >> a big announcement for the candidate for governor. >> and he may be using facebook. >> i'm linda so, we'll tell you all about mary kane. >> also ahead, a youth football team in cockeysville want to know who took all their equipment. >>> plus, the four legged victims of the gulf oil leak and how you can help them thi
. urlich and cane say this campaign is about getting maryland moving again. they toured the buford stem academy in east baltimore. they stressed the need for charter schools and praises the academy for its work in inner city youth. cane stressed her experience as an attorney and current job with the u.s. chamber of commerce giving her a unique perspective on the business climate in maryland. one she says has been damaged by the o'malley administration. when asked about the negative ads most marylanders are looking for something more. >> all this stuff about acting out in anger and accusation doesn't create one job or fix one train. doesn't create one charter school. unemployment is 10%. not every kid in baltimore city or the state of maryland get the opportunity these kids have. we should focus on what people want to us focus on. which is opportunity to succeed in the united states of america and in the state of maryland. >>> a little more about mary cane. she previously served as assistance state attorney general. urlich says cane's legal background and her business experience will be
his pick last night. kane shares his mission of bringing more jobs to maryland and lowering taxes. a key battleground in the race for governor. in a video tape message -- first year in office, she says she is looking forward to getting out there and meeting people like you. >> i love meeting people. when i was secretary of state, i got to meet people from all over maryland, from all different cultures and from all different backgrounds and religions. how are all the highlights? finding out what they need and coming back to state government and seeing how we can make that work. >> now o'malley's campaign released a statement. tom russell says quote, this election will ultimately be about which candidate puts the interest of maryland's working families ahead of special interest and who is on the side of working families. ehrlich will appear this morning with kane at 10:30 in silver spring, then the two will head to baltimore and will visit a charter school. linda so, abc2 news. >> for the latest developments in the race for governor, log on -- click on news and political. >>> sta
, maryland." i'm jamie costello. >> i'm peggen pringle and it is friday. there was a cooldown yesterday. you were talking about yesterday, now this, i can deal with. i thought, i can't. >> i don't remember that. [ laughter ] >>> meteorologist, justin berk here. >> was i talking weather? >> yes. >> high 90s definitely that string of hot weather will start to taper off. we'll do so more so over the next couple of days. one thing you will notice is we are starting to talk about some rain and we desperately need rain as drought conditions and building all that heat. no storms will do that for new july. a coastal storm movessenland, makes it more humid today and developing showers and thunderstorms becoming more widespread over the next couple of days. one thing i want to point out to you right now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar. we have noticed showers in northern and sections of carroll county. we have a band pushing around the bay near aberdeen. it's possible we could have sprinkles around the bay this morning. really, the storms we expect to develop will be this afternoon and becomi
12 times outside a mt. vernon night club. >>> a maryland teenager finds herself at the center of a terrorist attack while watching the world cup in uganda. kelly mcpherson has more on the survivor. >> reporter: a maryland teen on a church mission trip with her grandmother sat in the croid watching the -- crowd, watching the world cup when the bomb exploded. >> they were having lunch whennette blast lappenned -- happened. >> reporter: emily kersetter is getting treatment for the attack. >> felt like i was asleep and was dreaming. then i realized my leg was bleeding. >> reporter: kersetter is a junior at mt. de sales academy. recently she wrote about her upcoming trip. >> she was most excited about helping others. >> reporter: a group with lirchs to -- links to al qaeda have claimed responsible. it killed a man who attend the university of delaware. they are continue -- determined to continue their work in uganda. >> i have to go back and see all of my friends. >> god is bigger than evil. >> i am thankful to be alive because if i was sitting two seats to the left, i would have l
after her mother is convicted of murdering her father and trying to kill her. >> and maryland is now officially in a drought. 11 news saturday morning starts right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy] >> welcome to 121 news saturday morning. i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm barry sims. let's take a look outside with meteorologist john collins. cooler temperatures, what's happening? >> well, i don't know. i was surprised addition i guess i wasn't surprised -- when i walked out the door this morning, it was muggy. it's been trying to rain. i'm a little disappointed. there was a good line of thunderstorms with some heavy rain out to the west of us last night when i went to bed, and it's come into the area, but it's so spotty, and my pavement's dry and i said, come on, water my lawn, you know, water my garden, and it hasn't happened yet, believe me. the rains are here, at least the first wave, but it wasn't the first wave, it's the first trickle. take a look at this on our h.d. doppler radar. just a few spotty, light showers around the area. some of the concentrated in so
as well to try to figure out exactly what happened. for now we're live in potomac, maryland. now back to you. >> aaron, thank you. >>> temperatures are down a bit today, but the humidity took a hike up as we look live outside. the good news, relief is en route, folks. let's go first to chuck bell in the weather center to tell us just when. chuck? >> yes indeed, a little cooler than yesterday. i think we have all appreciated the 7-degree top in high temperatures. yesterday 102. today's high temperature a mere 95 degrees. the old record, the current record still 100 degrees set back in 1993, will last another year. 92 currently in washington. there actually are a couple of lonely thundershowers out there. heat index values remain in the high 90s, and right around the 100-degree mark. right now thunderstorms rumbling through northern parts of frederick county, maryland and down into southern parts of fauquier county, virginia. plenty of heat and humidity around for the rest of your evening. rain chances on the rise as we head towards friday and saturday. what about a little break from th
-life threatening injuries. >> tonight, a lot of frustrrtion witt public transportation, in the state of maryland. marc train were strand fodhours, in 90-degreeeheat. this week a train from dc tt ballimore skipped a stop at oden tonight governor said thh state is spending a lot of money to fix those problems. >> here is our question of the3 day. do you trust public %-so far 33 percent say yes. 67 percent say nn. nicole writts on faceeook.franky behind a killlng machhne. car, plane, rain, tractor. whaaever. but another viewer defends tte workers, sort of. ú%ey are overworked under aid. so this will be happening a lot. >>>bob ehrlich is attacking the3 o'malley administration, for its response to the trouble with mass transit. one week after governor o'malley took this ride, on a marc train, ehrlich said ttat passengers still face naccepttble failures. %-riders addisory council..3for today the governor fired baak. >> governor ehrlich doesn't know much about government. never careddabout government..3 really ranked transit very, very low on hhs list of priorities even in easier times. i have surr
a successor to the late senator robert byrd. >>> mary kay. >> in the maryland governor's race, a montgomery county woman is bob ehrlich's new running mate. he made the announcement on youtube. mary lives in potomac maryland. she has been director of special projects of the u.s. chamber of commerce since 2008. >>> outrage at arlington cemetery and the army pulls a pledge to ultimate soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. >>> toyota could announce another major recall. >>> mild weather continues. another major recall. >>> mild weather continues. [ clattering ] [ male announcer ] when you're all out of good ideas and you've moved on to the dumb ones, it's time. american standard heating & air conditioning. a higher standard of comfort. it heard what happened to the vcr and the cassette player. and the answering machine. it knows what happens to obsolete technology around here. what you need to help your tv understand is it's not the one that's obsolete. it's the cable technology that's obsolete and fios is the one making it obsolete. it's time for fios. call the verizon center for customers
marylanders back to work. >> reporter: mary kane is seen as strong in business circles and since 2006, she's worked for the chamber of commerce and she's never held an elected office. >> she has a significant role in making government efficient. people will look at the degree to which she helped the government to be more efficient. >> i just think it's interesting that he chose facebook as the primary medium. four years ago, i would be surprised if he knew about it. >> it's a technique to attract attention to the campaign. >> reporter: like ehrlich, kane is a proponent of smaller government. >> given the closeness of the election, women are going to be an important voting block. >> reporter: he'll be at a charter school withkane today. >> she's married to former chairman johnkane, facing a lawsuit for fraudulent belong a federal contract, but he says it's an administrative error. >> >> a man gets a surprise while talking on his cell phone. he was hit in the face while he's talking on the cell phone. it was embarrassing for him and maybe he'll pay more attention to the game. believe it or n
in southern maryland. hold on. it's going to get better. temperatures will warm to the upper 80s by 9:00. 90s by noon and 102 for the drive time. >>> it is 5:00 a.m. angie has the latest on the traffic. >>> reviews on the power outage in northeast dc. if you come at an intersection where the lights are out or on flash, treat it as a four-way stop. no accidents to report in virginia, district of columbia and maryland. we want to show you the drivers are moving at speed on 66 from centreville to past 50 to inside the beltway. the next stop the beltway in virginia not too busy this tuesday from 95 up to 66. now in maryland we want to move it back outside and show you the outer loop. no construction to report at this time. pretty much smooth sailing from 95 over to 270. and finally we will call it a wrap inside the district. we give you the suitland parkway where it meets south capitol street. nice an easy commute here. very, very quiet. andrea, back to you. >> thank you. >>> we can't say howard didn't warn us about the heat an alert and as he said today will be worse than yesterday. some people
coverage. it's wjz,maryland's news station. >> hello. i'm don scott. >> and here's what people are talking about today. >> alex has weakened to a tropical storm and it's sparing texas from a direct hit. whit johnson has a look at the damage down on south padre island, texas. >> reporter: alex left plenty of debris scattered across the beach on south padre island. but the storm spared the resort town major damage. torrential rain pounded south padre island. winds knocked downpour lines, temporarily closing the only bridge on and off the island. but storms have hit the area before and people around here know it could have been much worse. >> we didn't just dodge a bullet, we didn't even load the gun. >> reporter: winds topped 105 miles per hour. and low lying fishing villages were no match for 15 inches of rain. three people died when a house collapsed in acapulco. flash floods and tornadoes are possible. two twisters touched down near brownsville, texas. businesses at this tourist getaway hope to salvage some of the holiday weekend. scattered thunderstorms are still in the forecast but that
with breaking news in maryland where thousands of customers may be going without much of their water this holiday weekend. we are live in the potomac with the latest on this news. >> it is actually going to be about 1.8 million people. that is how many people are serviced by the wssc water supply. it is a water main break that was prevent -- predicted and preventable. i'm holding a cable that is inside this 8 foot diameter pipe. it actually sense that the pipe may soon break, so the wssc was able to respond. they're just getting underway trying to figure out exactly where this week despite in the pipe would be. -- this weak spot in the pipe would be. this means mandatory water restrictions across this service area. 1.8 million residents are asked -- being asked to cut back dramatically. >> we have issued mandatory water restrictions. we need customers to stop all outside water usage. do not fill up swimming pools. do not flush your toilet every time you use it. cut back on laundry and running a dishwasher. >> your looking at a map now that shows you the entirety of the service area.
in the case of university of maryland. more than two dozen students were arrested. we'll have the details, next on wjz-13, eyewitness news. >>> a dead hump backed whale washes ashore in ocean city. i'm mary bubala and we'll have more on what will be done with it. >>> we'll have much needed rain on the way. we'll have the forecast coming up next. >>> as bob just mentioned, much needed rain is on the way and storms are in the area. tim williams has the details in the first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning, i'm gigi barnett. >> >> and i'm not bob turk. >> no, you're tim williams. >>> well, we're really dry and we're going into the day and we're almost 2 1/2 inches below for the year and totals. if you look out over the horizon, some parts of the area are bright. looking here, we have steady showers moving across the city and up towards the north east. elkton is seeing rain and we're seeing a good bit of showers and thunder up towards perry hall and baltimore's seen steady showers and for the most part, we'll see the clearing throughout t
>>> now on fox 45 morning news. >> i have found that artner, thaa maryland partnee to help uú turn annapolis arounn. >>> turning to faaebook. theebig announcement bob ehrlicú made on the social networking site. >> last hug, mom and dad, last hug.3 >> every day people become midshipmmn. we are live at the naval academy induction day as their transformation takes lace. hurricane alex. >>> good morning. it's thursday, july 1st. i'm patrice harris..3 let's get a check of our forecaat as we begin this first day of a new month, meteorologist steve fertig is here. >> wwll, the nnw month starts -ff where the old month ended. of course the old month had a lot of hot and humid days. >> yysterday was not one of ú%em. >> yesterday was not one of them. we finished with tempeeatures in the 80s and low humidity. >> if tte rest f july could stay thaa way, you would be on the top of everybody's best friend list. >> if ii would, but it won't. enjoy today and tomorrow because things are goinn to go back to weather or the holiday weekend. today should be a beauty. 60 in salisbury and 57 in as you
to fix a massive water main in potomac, maryland that is on the brink of failing. our kristin fisher has more on the latest repair efforts. >> reporter: these crews have been working around the clock, and they have made a ton of progress, but there's much more work to be done. wssc is estimating it at least will be monday before the pipe is back up and running and these mandatory water restrictions are lifted. after 24 hours of drilling and digging, wssc crews uncovered the 16-foot long section of pipe that needs to be replaced. they have also exposed a fiber optic wire that first alerted authorities that this part of the pipe was failing. >> i understand the technology really saved us. >> reporter: brian stanley lives across the street from the faulty pipe. he's the first to admit the construction and mandatory water restrictions are inconvenient but also the first to point out this could have been a repeat of the massive river road water main break two years ago. >> it could have been very bad. so it was a big sigh of relief to actually see the trucks and not see water. so, you know, h
your way to powder mill. move to the outer loop and show you in maryland, no construction projects no major incidents to report between route 1 college park toward 270. virginia, virginia, we are tracking 66 for you. heading eastbound you are fine from manassas to inside the beltway. 395, also finding drivers at speed making their way from the springfield interchange though the 14th street bridge. call it a wrap inside the district. hello, northeast, early-morning drivers on income tax new york avenue, an incident free commute making your way to the third street tunnel. that's the traffic. back to you. >>> much of the eastern seaboard is in for another day of grueling temperatures. some places are expected to hit as high as 102 degrees, but as howard just mentioned the humidity will make it feel much hotter them heat is challenging the basic assumptions we make about the services we couldn't on to run our homes. gary tries to find out how the heat will affect our lives down the road. >> reporter: first the water main repair that forced the washington suburban sanitary commission la
with ties to maryland was killed in that terrorist attack in uganda. wjz is live and tonight kai jackson spoke with a colleague. >> reporter: a uganda resident in baltimore is mourning the loss of a colleague. steven okeria worked for john hopkins hospital. friends and colleagues say his violent death is a stark contrast to the life of service that he lived. these are pictures of the funeral service wednesday. he was killed as people were watching the world cup finals. >> the bomb went off, and steven, unfortunately where he was sitting took much of the blow. steven was very committed to his work. >> reporter: okeria worked in uganda he was working on a project to help the victims of aids and other diseases. and locals say it's troubling that a man trying to help others was killed. >> so steven was out there helping an activity that will help improve people's lives and the reverse rather he lost his life. >> reporter: emily curstetter was severely injured. delaware native was the only american killed. >> i have talked to the various people, i feel the pain. we feel the loss, i know i hav
. sarah simmons, fox 5. >> all right. thank you very much. >>> the former maryland governor has announced his running mate. he announced his decision on facebook last night. >>> democratic and republicans in the senate agree that kagan is on her way to being the fourth women to serve on the supreme court. they are not planning to filibuster kagan's nomination. if confirmed it would be the first time three of the court's 9 justices are women. >>> the public can pay respects to robert byrd today. >>> president barack obama is calling for action to fix what's being called a broken system in america. ♪ welcome to ultimate rewards from chase. no blackouts, no restrictions on airfare and hotels, no limits to what you can get with ultimate rewards. no wonder it's called ultimate. available on chase credit, debit, and business cards. chase what matters. >>> president barack obama focusing on immigration reform today. he will speak at america university later this morning pushing for action. a white house spokesperson is saying it is accountability for employers and immigrants in the country ill
or governor in maryland. former governor and republican candidate bob ehrlich announces his running mate. >> i have found that maryland -artnerrto help us turn maryland around. thaa partner is mary kane. >> ehrlich made that announcement late last night on phasebook. megan joins us with more n his pick. >> eporter: good morning, patrice. %-kane. taking a look at mary mary kane is ehrlich's former %-she is also tte former republican chairman wife, but this morning sse is waking up as an official candidate for lieutenant governor. ehrlich made the announcement on facebook. hh posted a you tube video that he made with his running mate llsten as mary speaks for thee3 first time. >> thank you, bob, i'm looking looking forward to working with you in the state house again nd -hanging maryland for the better. >> reporterr the two candidates will be all over our region maaing appeerances in baltimore county, and charlesú county. governor o'malley and lieuttnan3 governor brown. ggorge owings has dropped out of the race. megan gilliland, fox 45 early ú%ition..3 >>> you can get the latest on3 the g
times this morning, no issues on the jfx northern parkway down to maryland avenue. only a five-minute ride. 95 southbound, three minutes from the beltway to the split. megan and jamie, back to you. >>> we start right off the bat again this morning with breaking news out of norway where authorities say they have stopped a bombing plot similar to the one in new york and england. agents have arrested three suspected al-qaeda members in oswell this morning. officials say it's not clear yet whether the men had selected a target for the attacks, but there were attempted to make peroxide bombs. >>> one minute after 5:00 right now. no doubt about it, you're brave if you've been outside the last few days. some of you have taken the kids to the park and despite the triple digit temperature, how hot is the slide or teeter-totter at double rock. parents need to know certain things about the playground equipment. >> we've been using the temperature gun all week3u to sw how hot things are getting. right now it shows about 83 degrees. we took it to a playground yesterday to check the equipmen
. we need a coastal storm off the carolinas moving inland. all ganging up on maryland and may break this pattern at least briefly. we've had showers already. not much else going on across the area. we've had sprinkles show up. we are looking at temperatures in joppa right now. down towards annapolis and eldersburg and reisterstown. there's 74. follow the wake-up window at the bottom of the screen because we will introduce showers and heavy storms over the next two days. >>> right now, kim brown talks about the traffic. >> thanks, justin. we don't have any traffic nor do we have delays. we have a handful of row houses. a disabled vehicle is blocking the left side of the bay bridge on the westbound side. water main bridge at pulaski highway on highland street has been open. we lack at our cameras this morning. traffic okay on the beltway. no issues on the outer loop at old court road. inner loop lanes looking good as well. traffic is doing well. here 95 both directions at 195 in arbutus. no problems southbound headed toward the capital beltway. looking at our drive times all in the g
is a racketeering enterprise, operating here in maryland throughout the state. >>> new charges, filed against more than a dozen members of the bgf gang. >>> i'm jessica kartalija in baltimore city. that story next on wjz. >>> optimism for the bay's oysters. new findings about the bay's health. >>> and record-setting heat. 105 degrees today. wham about tomorrow? don't miss the updated first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,,,, if i were a customer, i'd like nonstop travel because it's quicker. because it's convenient. it's just the best way to go. keeps the cost down. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines nonstop out of bwi airport. it means more time doing the things i want to do. it's easy. it's hassle-free. there's no headaches. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines nonstop to milwaukee for just $69 one-way. i like nonstop travel because... you don't got any more stuff. [ laughter ] [ ding ] >>> just hours ago. federal racketeering charges. a gang known for committing crimes throughout maryland. jessica kartalija reports, a corrections officer is also charged with helping the gang sneak contraba
. south of baltimore. a lot of rain now in calvert county, p.g. county, and southern maryland. and one sill i just -- cell i just found here. howard county line, may get to you folks in carroll county, which didn't seem much this afternoon. there is hope for you phobes who didn't see -- folks who didn't see a drop of rain. bernadette has a look at other numbers. >>> it came and came so quickly. bigger amounts around the region. 1.77 inches of rain. north of baltimore city. tv hill, just under 1 and three- quarters inch of rain. roland park at just under a half. the thing is, as far as 1-inch- plus amounts. anywhere from northern parts of baltimore county to northern parts of aa county. and clipping eastern parts of howard county. that seems to be the bull's eye. there is that chance for more rounds of rain tonight, tomorrow, and wednesday. we'll have that forecast coming up shortly. right now, back inside. >>> wjz has checked with bge. about 17,000 people are without power right now. just about 7,000 people in the dark in baltimore city. 6600 are out in baltimore county. due to power o
degrees in washington right now. 79 in fairfax. 81 in manassas. 86 degrees in frederick, maryland. gaithersburg, 81 right now after a 53-degree start this morning. manassas, virginia, dropped down to 50 this morning. currently at 80 degrees with the sunshine. if you are one of the lucky ones, you got the tickets to watch the nationals take on the new york mets. first pitch time, 7:05. perfect baseball weather. temperature about 78 degrees at first pitch. there is the good night forecast. clear skies, temperatures back down into the low 70s by 11:00 p.m. a clear and quiet evening coming up. big warm-up arrives on sunday. the fourth of july. and by the looks of it, that big warm-up may be sticking around through much of the upcoming workweek. we'll detail that in the seven-day forecast. you need to be bracing yourself for more. perhaps near 100 degree heat coming our way very, very soon. >> we'll see you in a bit. thank you. >>> about 35 million americans are expected to travel 50 or more miles this holiday weekend. according to aaa, that's a big increase from last year when fewer t
and gentlemen, the next lieutenant governor of the state of maryland, mary kane. >> reporter: she's also a montgomery native, a critical battleground for governor o'malley. >> it's always sort of a wash. i think this year will take the governorship. seems like around the country, it's the year of women. >> reporter: kane's parents who immigrated from ireland stood by with tears in their eyes. >> my parents took a big risks coming here to find new opportunities. i have learned firsthand what is possible inmark. so, governors, thank you very much for including me in this journey. now, let's get to work. >> all right. you guys, let's hear it! >> reporter: tomorrow ehrlich and kane will file the paperwork for their candidacy. >> while it was old style cam passenger today, ehrlich made the announcement on his facebook page. >>> relief in south texas after alex dumped lots of rain. residents -- on south padre island are trying to salvage the weekend. >> reporter: the first atlantic hurricane of the season brushed south texas as it made landfall as a category two. in monterey it washed away car
>>> passenger rights, a nightmare for commuters, prompted a maryland congressman to take action. >> i'm mary bubala. people are talking about, angry hot and frustrated passenger. problems continue to plating riders. now congressman dutch ruppersberger is bringing a commuter's bill of rights to washington. >> the horror stories of airplanes holding passengers on and on tarmacs and runways, led to a passenger bill of rights for passengers. the breakdown left 900 passengers stranded in sweltering conditions, no air- conditioning, no relief. >> there was no air- conditioning, no electricity. >> no one is in control of the marc commuter system. >> reporter: that prompted congressman dutch ruppersberger to introduce a bill guaranteeing a passenger bill rough rights. >> it requires them to provide passenger with adequate foorksd water, restroom, ventilation and medical services as well as a time frame under which passengers can exit the vehicle after three hours. >> i think it's a great idea. i would hate to be on that plane. >> reporter: they don't expect that legislation to leave the
sunshine just really beating down across maryland and your forecast the rest of the evening, although we're above 100 in most places we'll be falling into the 90s here for your evening. so some improvement as we go into the overnight period. very hot day once again tomorrow. probably another recordbreaker. we'll talk about that and when we finally see a break in what is becoming an incredible heat wave, straight ahead. >>> even though it's hot many people still have to be outside. abc2 news don harrison has more on how you're coping with the heat and still trying to stay cool. >> reporter: even when it's hot out here some people want to get their exercise in. >> just riding a bike as long as you get to speed up a little bit you'll find your wind. >> reporter: ken terry knows if there's not much wind he can make his own breeze on a bike. >> i'm going to put my 40 to 60 miles in no matter what. i die, i die. >> reporter: if you're already thirsty it's too late. so keep yourself hydrated. >> reporter: kim gavin is with the lacrosse program and they are in the middle of their summer tourname
have died from the heat in maryland. that brings the total up to eight. in may, a man from anne arundel county died from hypothermia after working outdoors and just this week, an adult in baltimore was found dead inside his home with no ac, temperatures over 90 degrees. >>> 6:46. pools around the city will remain open again late today as the city deals with another day of scorching hot temperatures. yesterday we had a mechanical problem at the patterson park pool. that led to difficulties with the chlorine levels. the pool had to be shut down for about three hours right in the middle of the afternoon when the temperature was above 100 degrees. >> you can only run the sprinklers so many times. >> swimmers were finally let back into the pool around 6:00 last night. as for the pools in the studio today, they'll be open until 7:00. reopened until 9:00 at some point. >>> state officials will investigate a nursing home in baltimore city where the air conditioning broke. elderly residents had to deal with stifling temperatures for several days. 150 residents from the raven wood nursing and reh
as tomorrow. all of these areas in northern virginia, the district of columbia, most of maryland, and the eastern shore under this. high, excessive heat advisory. right now the dew points are in the mid 60s to upper 60s. that is rather humid but they're going to get even higher as we get into tomorrow so it's going to be turning more humid. right now in the mountains it's near 80. eastern shore, near 90 degrees there even at the beaches, code orange for unhealthy air quality. this afternoon so reduce outdoor afternoon activity. yes we do get to a hundred and perhaps even 102 or maybe even near the record of 103 this afternoon. details on the end of the week, a break coming our way in a few minutes. >> we'll need it. thank you, tom. finally, some relief for those of you who live in montgomery and prince george's county. the mandatory water restrictions in place for five days have now been lifted. crews fixed a 96-inch water main that was on the brink of breaking. megan mcgrath joins us live from potomac, maryland where the new main is now working. residents are happy about this on
spot that we kept our eye on since yesterday. this is in potomac, maryland. south glen road is closed between glen and norton road. we are using river as an alternate. kristin fisher has been on the scene all morning and will have the latest developments and hopefully an update on when this will be cleaned up. a slow ride between new hampshire and georgia avenue. no incidents along the way. 66, hey, virginia, we are tracking your traffic, as well. heading eastbound past 234 to 28 toward route 50. pretty much smooth sailing an the beltway in virginia, drivers are at speed, as well. lanes are pretty much wide open from 95 to 66. that's a quick look at traffic. back to you. >>> people in part of montgomery county are being told not to flush their toilets a lot and don't water your lawn. it is another round of water restrictions. and it is because of this, a water main break which sent a geyser of water in to the skies over potomac yesterday. kristin fisher is live with the latest water problem. you thought you were finished with the water main breaks, didn't you, kristin? >> no kidding.
: the sun beat down hard on maryland, during the worst of this heat wave so far. and the pollutants and the hazy air made it unhealthy. several hundred bge customers were without power statewide. one outage temporarily closed the hamilton branch of the enoch pratt free library. but with the flip of that switch, power was back on where bge crews spent the morning working. >> thank you so much. >> in timonium, the baker family's air conditioning went out. but they were able to get it back on. >> it was a little uncomfortable. more for my husband than for me. i'm kind of used to the heat. >> we have been very busy. in the last several weeks, we have been working a lot of overtime. >> reporter: from the harbor to harford county. to north avenue in the city, the heat wave is on, along with the danger. six people have already died this year of heat-related causes. >> it is a slippery slope there from being dehydrated to having heat exhaustion to having heat stroke. and it's important to be ahead of that curve. >> reporter: amtrak has rescue loc motives every 30 to 50 miles along the north
. vic? >> that it will, bob. >>> tonight, most of maryland is in the early stages of the drought. first warning weather coverage continues now with mike schuh, and more on how the dry conditions are affecting farmers around the state. >> reporter: farmer the across maryland are concerned that their crops are going to turn as brown as this hillside. they need rain. and they need it now. >> reporter: this is the sound of survival. lucky to have irrigation to tide him through this drought. he's throwing water on his crops to get enough moisture to keep them alive. >> i can't salvage everything. but we'll do what we can. >> reporter: moving all of this water is expensive. by the time he fuels the farm's tank, if the clouds don't drop rain, he'll see them again next week. >> when you start to make your own rain and not what the good lord gives us every day, you see him a lot. >> reporter: the expense bill is worth it, if he doesn't lose the crops on his 700 acres. >> watermelons are called water- melons for a reason. they need a lot of water. i'm nursing what i have. >> reporter: for 500 gal
>>> battling the heat. >> maryland suffers through another 100-degree day. is there relief in sight? >> i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary but bal a. here's what people are talk -- bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> this record-breaking heat has people doing anything to keep cool. baltimore has opened up cooling centers. downtown, joggers braved the outdoors at fells point this morning, while others cooled down with a frozen treat. outside now, temperatures are in the triple digits. that's a new record for today. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods have the update. >> the record previous to this afternoon was 99. we blew that out just after lunchtime. take a look at the warnings around the region. still for tonight. until late tonight, we still have the excessive heat warnings. and red flag warnings also for fire danger and heat advisory for most all areas, until late tonight. warm temperatures, 101. just coming in at 1 vanish 1 -- 101. 101 in elkton. 101 in washington. make it a little higher. 86 in ocean city. and a
monday night or tuesday morning in the 25000 block of sapling ridge lane in brookeville, maryland. it was parked outside the officer's home. a colt m-4 rifle, ammunition, handcuffs were taken. authorities are worried the thief could use that to impersonate a police officer. >>> alleged russian spy ring, three suspects go to district court in alexandria today. the case has captured the nation's attention with its plot that is straight out of the cold war movie. courtney robinson is live in alexandria with more on this. >> good morning. that's right. this whole thing is extremely fascinating. three individuals arrested in arlington are in custody. at 2:00 this afternoon and they will be in u.s. district court facing a judge who will determine whether they will remain in custody and possibly we will learn more about the alleged spy ring. prosecutors say the evidence against 11 alleged russian spies is overwhelming. for arlington residents, the local ties to three are shocking. >> i did not expect anything like that around here. >> off the 20 something mikhail semenko scene in front o
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